By K.I. Goldberg
LILacrossenews.com, Posted 10/5/12
Taft School (CT) LI Sting senior midfield-FO Mike Mattson has made a verbal commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Tufts University.
Mike Mattson log:
High School: Joel Barlow (CT)/Taft School
Graduation Year: 2012/PG2013
College Choice: Tufts
Club Affiliation: CT Bulldogs/LI Sting
Major lacrosse honors: CT All-American, 1st Team Class S, 1st Team All-SWC
Academic honors, service projects: Honor Roll, Asst. Coach 7/8th grade RELAX (Redding-Easton Lacrosse)
What will you major in/study? English
Why did you choose Tufts? “I chose Tufts in order to get the most I can as a student-athlete. Tufts has superb academics, a competitive lacrosse team, and just so happens to be just outside of a great city.
What is your HS team’s outlook for next season? “Taft is looking to be very competitive in the Founder’s league this coming season. We have a strong core of senior leadership and are looking to improve on a 10-7 2012 season. The rest of our commits are rounded out with UVA, Bryant, Michigan, and Cornell.”
Other schools considered: Middlebury, Amherst, Wesleyan